The needs of desktop users and gamers, in many ways, are the opposite of hardware needs. Games require more powerful hardware than is needed in offices, where more basic components are required. We are going to see the contrast of monitors, and more precisely, the “invention” of dynamic contrast ratio.
Contrast refers to brightness ratio at the same point on the screen. Refers to its lightest point (displayed in white) and its darkest point (displayed in black). The higher the contrast ratio, the softer and more expressive the image will be.
Dynamic contrast, is it a hoax?
a relationship ofand 1000:1 contrast It has the ability to simulate a real scene. Higher quality monitors, with a contrast ratio of 3000:1, can provide a display that improves picture quality.
Propose on a monitor a a high contrast ratio such as 3000:1 is very expensive. For such high contrast ratios, you have to invest a lot in R&D and the hardware is much more expensive. The solution they found to reduce costs is dynamic contrast ratio.
Dynamic contrast refers to an average contrast value on a monitor under specific conditions. Each area of the screen is tested one by one. He drinks the highest area contrast value as product contrast parameter. Some reduce screen brightness to improve contrast.
We can say that the dynamic contrast It’s a very clever solution. When the image is detected as dark, the display backlight current is automatically reduced. This darkens the image if necessary. As the brightness is increased, Dynamic Contrast constantly updates the contrast. Values of 1000000:1 can be given; 10000000:1: or 100000000:1.
The original contrast ratio has been replaced by a “static contrast ratio”. Normally, manufacturers hide the “static contrast” and only display the dynamic, because it is higher.
New trick to confuse the user
As we commented, “Dynamic Contrast” is a trick and has little reference value. The contrast on many monitors, whether “regular” or gaming, only displays this dynamic contrast. It is often difficult to find a monitor that gives us a real value, which would be the maximum contrast that we can give in all areas of the screen.
If you’re considering buying a monitor, whether it’s for gaming, browsing, or office use, you should consider this information. Our recommendation is that you get a monitor with a high dynamic contrast ratio, the more the better.
Ideally, the contrast ratio should be 1000:1 or greater to avoid eye discomfort. If we find disaggregated information, where static contrast (general or whatever you want to call it) and dynamic contrast are provided, the more information we have, the better we can choose. The problem is that finding monitors with these two values is very rare, so always go for the highest possible value.